April 6-8 2018

Friday  4pm - 10pm
Saturday  12pm - 10pm
Sunday  12pm - 5pm
FirstOntario Centre Hamilton


Family Day Activities - Sunday April 9th from 12-5pm
If you love Food and Drink Fest and want to share the fun culinary experience of it with your kids, then we have the answer!
Family Day at Food & Drink Fest. This year we would like to introduce you to a new feature at the show. We have dedicated an area on the show floor to accommodate parents, children, grandparents and their friends!. There are number of fun, educational and family friendly activities planned exclusively for Sunday April 9th from 12 noon - 5 pm. No need to worry if you are attending the show on Sunday without kids... all your favourites will still be there. All participating restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, spirits, gourmet treats and sweets along with amazing live entertainment will be there... with just a little family friendly twist! Join us for a gourmet day out full of fun for foodies of any age!

The following is a list of confirmed activities, with more to come... as well as a few some surprises!
Admission is FREE for Kids 12 and under on Sunday.
  • Cupcake Decorating for Kids and Families! The perfect experience for budding bakers. Enjoy your own creations! A fun and unforgettable experience that children will love. For the little ones who love to be in the kitchen, this activity is the perfect opportunity to have fun and learn a few tricks for decorating cupcakes. Your child will be given a cute cupcake to decorate for themselves. Once finished with decorating, he or she will be able to eat their own creation and or take it home to enjoy later. Sponsored by Fortino's

  • Pasta Class! The gang from Summer Chef School will be on hand teaching kids to make their very own handmade pasta. Which they get to bring home with them.

  • Kids Passport! Kids will receive a passport book that they carry around the show to get stamped by participating exhibitors. They have the chance to learn, win prizes and have fun exploring the Hamilton food scene. Sponsored by Heart of Ontario and these great exhibitors: Pokeh - Eat Industries, KungFu Dawg, Cake Empire, Donut Monster, Roma Bakery, Jax Sweet Shoppe,Shoppe, Pararella’s Restaurant, Chagall’s, The Express, Taste of Home, Culantro and True Hamiltonian

  • Hang out with Hamilton Tiger-Cats players and Stripes! Hamilton's own 'Ticat' players and mascot Stripes will be in the house on Sunday joining in on all the FUN, photo opportunities and autographs for the whole family!
  • Food4Kids Activities! The gang from Food4Kids will be on hand to promote their great initiative along with fun activities and draws
All children must be accompanied by an adult / parents to enjoy these activities!
Please remember that Friday and Saturday are 19 years and older.
Sunday is a special family friendly day where kids are allowed entrance when accompanied by an adult.
Kids 12 and under are FREE
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